Thursday, January 20, 2011
Chocolate Picture Transfer Sheet
1. White Coating Chocolate.
2. Cut about 20-25cm square of a piece of greaseproof paper and fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle. With the long side at the bottom, roll in to form a cone. Tape the cone to hold it in place.
3. Get your picture print out ready, use paper clips to hold the picture and cellophane plastic sheet together. Place it in a tray.
4. Melt the white colouring in a double boiler. Spoon out some melted chocolate and mix in few drops of colouring. (I used Wilton colour paste.) Fill the piping bag with coloured chocolate and fold the top down to the level of the icing to seal bag. Snip off the tip of the bag, a tiny little hole will do. Pipe along the outline of the picture, let it set. (For outline piping, the consistence of the chocolate must be thick.)
5. Spoon out some melted chocolate and mix in few drops of colouring again, work with one colour at a time. Fill the piping bag with coloured chocolate and start filling the picture with colours. Begin with the smaller details of the picture first, let it set then continue with the rest of the details. Please bear in mind that the white chocolate is creamy in colour and you can't get the exact colour as the picture print out. (For detail piping, the consistence of the chocolate must be runny.)
6. Leave it to set totally at room temperature. You can transfer it straight onto a frosted cake by flipping the chocolate picture onto the frosted cake then slowly peel off the plastic sheet. You can chill it in the fridge for later use. Cover the surface of the chocolate picture with a plastic sheet, place a light weigh on it and chill in the fridge. This is to prevent the picture bend and break during chilling. (All wordings must be piped mirror image.)